Man held on 1$ million bond for molesting, raping children in Burleigh County

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 47-year-old federal fugitive in Killdeer Friday night for molesting and raping children. Elias Aaron Perez-Diaz, who worked for a trucking company and moved around the country for work, was staying in Burleigh County when multiple sex crimes occurred, according to Burleigh County investigators.
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Williston man dies in motorcycle crash

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a 29-year-old Williston man is dead after crashing his motorcycle Sunday evening. It happened a quarter of a mile east of Williston at the junction of 57th Street NW and 135th Avenue NW. Troopers said the driver initiated a curve...
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South Dakota man dies in high-speed crash early Sunday morning

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - The North Dakota Highway Patrol said a 33-year-old man from South Dakota died in a high-speed crash early Sunday morning outside of Oakes. Troopers said Douglas Cavalier was driving on Highway 11 and lost control around mile marker 109, causing him to roll the vehicle. First...
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Mandan man sentenced in felonious restraint case

A Mandan man accused in February of preventing a woman from escaping his beatings as they traveled from Minot to Bismarck was sentenced Monday to two years in prison. Hunter Melton, 30, pleaded guilty to felonious restraint and misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief and interfering with an emergency call. South Central District Judge Cynthia Feland suspended three years of a five-year prison term and also ordered Melton to spend two years on probation after he is released. She further ordered Melton to complete chemical dependency and batterer’s treatment while he is incarcerated.
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In Bismarck, Can You Make Your Neighbor Legally Cut His Lawn?

I'm not really sure how, considering we're in an epic drought. So far this summer, my lawn is green and growing pretty good. I did fertilize a couple of times and put down some crab grass preemergent, that may have helped me out. I'm cutting my grass on the highest level on my mower, and about once a week.

Common causes of dizziness and how you can fix it

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - Dizziness is a common issue that many of us deal with daily. But you may not know that a lot of dizziness can easily be solved with proper treatment. If dizziness is getting to the point where it’s impacting your daily life, Sanford audiologist Dr. Brady Ness says it’s time to reach out for help.
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Five people injured in crash near Maddock

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - Five people are injured after a crash involving two drivers under the influence Saturday night. The incident was one mile east of Maddock. North Dakota Highway Patrol says 33-year-old Handre Leus was following 33-year-old Ryno Conradie, traveling eastbound on 38th Street NE. Troopers say Conradie attempted...
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Post 15 drops three of four in Mandan

The Detroit Lakes Post 15 American Legion baseball team suffered its first losses of the season dropping three of four games at the Mandan tournament in Mandan, North Dakota over the weekend. Detroit Lakes continued an early season streak of come-from-behind victories by opening the tournament with a 4-3 win...

Wind blowing away the soil

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - North Dakota’s strong winds are a statewide inside joke, but the effects it’s having on our producers is no laughing matter. The wind mixed with the relentless heat and drought is taking its toll on ag lands and could have long-term ramifications. Producers are saying wind...

Active positive COVID-19 cases now below 300 in ND

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - As of Monday 6/14, North Dakota’s 14-day rolling average positivity rate is 2.6%. In total, there have been 110,440 confirmed cases and 1,520 total deaths attributed to COVID-19 in North Dakota. 22 are currently hospitalized due to COVID with 5 ICU beds occupied. 286 cases remain active. 49.9% of North Dakota’s population has received at least one vaccine dose with 46.9% reported as fully vaccinated. There have been 608,324 total vaccine doses administered in North Dakota.**

Leave Baby Animals Alone, Watch for Deer

BISMARCK, N.D. (G&F) – The North Dakota Game and Fish Department offers a simple message to well-intentioned humans who want to pick up and rescue what appear to be orphaned baby animals this time of year: don’t touch them. Whether it is a young fawn, duckling, cottontail rabbit or a songbird, it is better to leave them alone.

Redefining Success, Beauty, & Body Image

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) - If you’re one of the millions of Americans who feel like they keep coming up short on their goals for their fitness or lifestyle, maybe it’s time to take a closer look at how you define them to begin with. We’re going to have that discussion with Health & Wellness Coach, April Lund.
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Two In Custody Following Wednesday's Big Drug Bust In Mandan

(Mandan, ND) -- Two local men remain in custody after they were hit with drug and weapons charges yesterday in Mandan. Court officials say 40-year-old Shane Smith and 40-year-old Nicholas Lelm were charged with possession-with-intent and related conspiracy and weapons offenses. Both were busted Wednesday after Mandan narcotics officers executed a search warrant at a residence on 13th Avenue Northwest. The raid reportedly turned up quantities of methamphetamine, fentanyl and other substances, along with related paraphernalia and dozens of firearms.

Airline Passenger Boardings Continue Positive Trend

BISMARCK, N.D. ( – North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports posted a total of 69,285 airline passenger boardings during the month of May. The demand for air travel has seen a steady recovery in recent months and has currently leveled to approximately 30% below pre-pandemic numbers. The industry has attributed the recent passenger growth to a recovery in leisure travel that has been ongoing due to warmer weather and a release of penned up demand.